Susan Lynn (Bassinger) Rinne, 68, of Nebraska City

Susan Lynn (Bassinger) Rinne, 68, entered eternal peace at BryanLGH Hospital on May 8, 2020.
She was born on June 4, 1951 at Nebraska City; the daughter of Miner A. and Loretta H. (Blankenship) Bassinger.  
After high school, she attended Joseph’s College of Beauty in Lincoln.  
She married Gerald Allen Rinne on January 7, 1977 in Reno, Nev.  
They had 13 children.  She was blessed with 26 grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.
Susan owned and operated Rinne’s Beauty Salon for more than 20 years.  
She taught Sunday School for many years at Bethel United Church of Christ.  
After retiring in 1992, Susan and Gerald became full-time foster parents, which she considered her “dream job.”
She is survived by her children:  Delana Dawn Rinne, Jodi Gillespie, Kris Rinne, Eisha Mather, Ronnie Rinne, Cole Rinne, Justace Rinne, Michael Rinne, Cheyenne Rinne, Nico Rinne, CJ Rinne, Trevor Rinne and multiple foster children; brothers:  T.D. Bassinger, Ft. Worth, Texas, Eric Bassinger, Syracuse,  and Kyle Bassinger, Waverly; sisters:  Twyla Tritch, Avoca, Paulette Bassinger, Lincoln, Maelynn Bassinger, Lorton, Niccole Lux, Crestview, Fla., and Wendelin Miller, Sidney, Iowa; other family and friends.
She was preceded in death by her son Wade Rinne, parents Miner and Loretta Bassinger, brothers Scott and Rex, and a sister Dawn.
An open visitation will be heldWednesday, May 13, from 9 a.m. until 5 p.m. and Thursday, May 14, from 2 until 7 p.m. at Gude Mortuary.
A memorial gathering will be held at a later date.
Memorials may be directed to The Children’s Hospital.
Remembrances may be left at
Gude Mortuary, Nebraska City, in charge of arrangements.